1760 Tasting Notes

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drank Neem Nectar by Teatulia Teas
1760 tasting notes

I’m not really sure what neem is supposed to smell or taste like as I’ve never had it in anything before. It’s apparently something of an Eastern panacea, so perhaps it’ll cure all that ails me. ;)

The flavour comes across as being rather bitter, at least at first, but I got used to it as I drank my cuppa. I suppose it’s the neem that gives the tea a clean, fresh sort of taste; the bitterness is a bit much to get used to though, at least with nothing else added to the tea. Maybe I’ll do what LiberTeas did and add a bit of sweetener next time.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Pecan Pie by Teaberry's Fine Teas
1760 tasting notes

Adding milk does improve the tea and I think it gives the tea a more balanced flavour profile. I can taste the nutty pecans more clearly, though I’m not really getting anything that might qualify as the ‘pie’ part of the tea. Still it’s an improvement over taking this tea plain so I’m bumping up my rating a few notches.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Cucumber Melon Green Tea by 52teas
1760 tasting notes

I finally reached the end of this pouch as I was deliberatly seeing how far I could stretch it out. I have noticed that these last few cups have been a bit lacking in flavour so I guess it’s fair to say that this tea has reached its consume-by date. Not that I begrudge it; this was a great got-to tea whenever I felt like a flavoured green tea and it also made an excellent refreshing iced tea (which I forgot to log – oops).

So I bid this tea a fond farewell, and it’s definitely high on my list of 52Teas blends I’d bring back if I had a choice in the matter. ;)

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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85
drank Mocha Nut Mate by Adagio Teas
1760 tasting notes

I don’t normally add anything to yerba mate, but I was feeling adventurous today, plus this seemed like it would be a good tea for it. I found that it brings out the mocha flavours more and gives the drink a slightly more pronounced coffee taste rather than the chocolatey flavour I get when I drink this tea without milk. There’s not so much of a nutty flavour either, I’m noticing.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Pecan Pie by Teaberry's Fine Teas
1760 tasting notes

This is a fairly unremarkable black tea. I’m drinking it plain right now so it might be improved by soem milk and/or sugar. It largely tastes like black tea at first, then the pecan flavour sorta comes in at the end of each sip. Nothing special, but it isn’t gack-worthy either.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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91

Oh man I love this tea. It’s rich and decadent without all the extra calories one would normally get from something this chocolatey. And man is it chocolately – like a sumptuous dark chocolate truffle with that hint of liqueur. The peppercorns are more of a background note giving the tea just a little touch of heat and spice. It’s simply delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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81

Yum, the tea smells a lot like margarita mix or maybe those lemon- or lime-flavoured hard candies. It’s almost enough to make me want to nom the leaves, lol. ;) In terms of the actual flavour, I’m getting more lemon and lime than I’m getting cheesecake to be honest, but I like it none the less. The sweet, smooth honeybush keeps it from tasting too tart from all the citrus which in turn gives the tea a nice, fresh, little ‘zing’.

Another good’un courtesy of Frank and 52Teas.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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72

Finally finishing off this tea – I’m making it a mission to use up the older teas in my cupboard.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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85
drank Mocha Nut Mate by Adagio Teas
1760 tasting notes

The yerba mate leaves are quite fine, the sort of caliber you’d usually kind in your generic teabags. Interestingly the smaller leave sizes doesn’t seem to increase the drink’s bitterness as is often the case with actual tea. The leaves do have nice staying power though, keeping their flavour through several steeps.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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43
drank Caribbean Dream by The Jade Teapot
1760 tasting notes

Meh, kinda bland, but at least it’s not hibiscus-rific. It has a vaguely coconut and fruit flavour, but nothing terribly distinct. On the other hand this little sample has been sitting in the depths of my cupboard for awhile and may have lost some of its flavour.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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